Shirley MacLaine in 1960. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Shirley MacLaine in 1960. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

That young, sexy Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, who first gained fame in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 dark comedy “The Trouble With Harry,” is now 82, but she’s still winning honors for her lifetime of work on the big screen.

MacLaine, whose little brother is famed actor Warren Beatty, was named Monday the recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Career Achievement Award.

She’ll receive the honor at the group’s awards dinner Jan. 14 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

“We are very excited to be giving the award to someone who has had such an illustrious, versatile acting career and who has contributed so much to our collective enjoyment of movies,” LAFCA president Claudia Puig said.

MacLaine, who won an Oscar for her leading role in “Terms of Endearment,” will appear in the upcoming live-action version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” She will appear in the comedy “The Last Word” in the spring.

Her six-decade career includes appearances in films including “The Trouble with Harry,” “The Apartment,” “Can-Can,” “Sweet Charity,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Guarding Tess,” “Valentine’s Day” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

In addition to her win for “Terms of Endearment,” MacLaine was nominated for Oscars five other times. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented her with its Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998.

—City News Service

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